Congratulations! You are setting out on the first steps of a very exciting road, and no doubt looking forward to meeting your baby at the end of these 40 weeks of pregnancy.
These 40 weeks also represent the first 270 days of your First 1000 Days journey — a journey that will take you up until your child’s 2nd birthday. During this amazing window of opportunity, your baby will grow and develop at a rate never again seen during a human’s lifetime. The physical growth and mental development your baby experiences will hopefully set them up for a lifetime of good health and well-being.
There are some very simple steps that you can take while you are pregnant that will have a long lasting benefit for your baby’s future.
Have a look around on our site to find out more about the important role that nutrition plays in you and your baby’s health, now and long into the future.
Here are a few places to start:
Find out why you should be taking folic acid
Learn more about the benefits of oily fish
Familiarise yourself with these foods to avoid
Find out why you need to take a vitamin D supplement